Darwin Barramundi Fishing Charters

Darwin Barramundi Fishing Charters

Best Barramundi Fishing Charters in Darwin

Top Barramundi Fishing Charters in Darwin

Barramundi Fishing in Darwin

Barramundi
  • Size 2 to 7kg (5 to 15lbs)
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats River, Lake, Inshore, Backcountry

(Lates calcarifer)

Barramundi fishing charters in Darwin are numerous, just like the praised fish they’re after. Allegedly boasting the highest number of ‘Barra’ in Australia, it’s no wonder that Darwin attracts many anglers. If you happen to walk down Darwin Harbour, you will meet many charters just ready to get the boat moving. And we can’t blame them. After all, Barramundi is featured on nearly every menu in Australia. These fish are nutritious, mild, and more importantly, put up a nice fight. Now, taking sides is not well mannered, but if you have one day to fish in Darwin, spend it aboard a local Barramundi fishing charter.

When and where to go fishing for Barramundi in Darwin

You can get them any time of the year, but as they migrate, you’ll need to know where to head. From end-February until the month of May, as a rule, Barra hide around run-off creeks and tidal rivers. This is the prime time to get some huge Barramundi. As the rivers get swollen from the wet season floods, so do the fish from all the blooming life they can feed on. During the run off season, prominent Barra hot spots include the Mary River at Shady Camp, Sth Alligator River, Daly River, and at times Darwin Harbor itself. Most of the charter guides will pick you up in Darwin and then head out towards the hot spots.

Come May, Barra move to billabongs and creeks, and mostly stay there until November. The best know is the Corroboree Billabong where you will not only get Barra, but also have breath-taking scenery to yourself and a display of local fauna. Look out for river mouths and creeks.

How to catch Barramundi in Darwin?

A good thing about fishing for Barra is that many different techniques can do the trick. These hard fighters move around various habitats, and are excited by various prey. Barramundi feed on insects, prawns, and fish (sometime even smaller specimens of Barra themselves), which means that you can use lures, live bait or fly. Use live mullet and minnows as live bait, or minnow pattern lures as artificials. Night time is as good as an early morning, and you can move your lure and bait around muddy waters. You can go trolling or casting, but given their habitat, casting may prove more effective. You will want to be able to reach the nooks and crannies where Barra dwell.

Darwin Barramundi Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Barramundi fishing in Darwin varies slightly throughout the year. High season is March to May. Low season is January to February and June to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Barramundi Fishing in Darwin

Fantastic morning fishing
Nicola B. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on July 17, 2019
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Go on Fishing Charters Darwin. Professional and made sure a great experience was had by all!
July fishing trip
Malcolm G. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on July 8, 2019
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Travel with a reputable charter company
4hr harbour with Skipper Cameron.
Tania B. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on June 27, 2019
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Yes! Perfect for first time anglers too.
Half day with Jimmy. Great fishing, great time, 3really good blokes in Jeremy. Steve and Locke.
Gerard P. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on April 30, 2019
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You bet,all levels of experience, least experienced caught the most fish.
Half day trip with Capt Paul
Fiona L. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on April 19, 2019
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Definitely, we took our 2boys aged 16 and 13, their first time fishing and they loved it-they are hooked ?
Half Day Trip with Captian Paul
Fay M. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on April 8, 2019
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Try it you will have so much fun we did.
Fishing with Paul
Melissa W. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on September 7, 2018
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Don't expect to always catch fish. It's not called cathching!
Half Day fishing trip with Captain Ken
Dr R. S. fished with Darwin Harbour Fishing Charters on August 19, 2018
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Go with Captain Ken. Knowledgeable, friendly and professional.